Hadim Suleiman Pasha

Deceased Person

– 1547


Who was Hadim Suleiman Pasha?

Hadım Suleiman Pasha was an Ottoman statesman. He was the Governor, or Viceroy, of Ottoman Egypt in 1525–1535 and 1536–1538, and Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire between 1541 and 1544. He was a Hungarian eunuch, his epithet hadım meaning "eunuch" in Turkish. He led the capture of Aden and the Siege of Diu in 1538.

Suleiman Pasha was a benefactor of his long-serving successor for the Egyptian viceroyalty, Davud Pasha, who he championed for the role to spite his rival and colleague, Rüstem Pasha.

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Also known as
  • Hadim Süleyman Paşa
  • Suleiman Pasha
Sep 1, 1547

on July 23, 2013


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